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In the heart of Manila lies a compact district packed with museums, malls and parks, making it a sightseeing hub in the Filipino capital city.

One of the most important regions of Manila City, Ermita is a district filled with major educational, political and health institutions. Wander the streets here and find the University of the Philippines, the General Hospital and government buildings such as the Department of Justice. The importance of Ermita within Manila is increased by the presence of major museums and parks.

Stroll around Ermita and pass elegant political building such as the waterfront U.S. Embassy and the Court of Appeals, a classically styled building fronted by four Doric columns. Don’t miss Ermita Church, a vast 20th-century structure known for its statue of Our Lady of Guidance, which was brought to the Philippines in 1521.

Visit one of Ermita’s many museums and spend the day discovering the history of the Philippines. The National Museum of the Philippines encompasses the National Art Gallery and the Museum of the Filipino People. Learn about the ethnographic diversity of the nation in exhibits dedicated to its cultural heritage.

Take your children to Museo Pambata. Interactive exhibits on the environment, Manila and the planet make learning exciting for kids. Walk through a giant reconstruction of a human body to learn about how our organs work.

Stroll through the parks of Ermita. Rizal Park spreads across 140 acres (57 hectares) and features many examples of public art. Come back here at night to watch a light and sound presentation dedicated to Filipino heroes, when the statues are lit up in a rainbow of colors. Stop by the Chinese Garden to see oriental architecture and plants.

In the north of Ermita, discover the walkways of Arroceros Forest Park, a haven of green in the heart of Manila. Escape the heat of the sun on the shady walkways that wind through the forest.

Ermita is one of the tourist hubs of Manila and public transportation runs to and from the district. Ride a bus to outside Rizal Park and explore the region on foot to see its various sights.


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Manila Lotus Hotel
Manila Lotus Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1277 A Mabini cor Padre Faura, Manila
The price is $41 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robinson's Place, Manila Bay, and Rizal Park. U.S. Embassy and Manila Doctors Hospital are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (185 reviews)

"Over all the place was beyond my expectation and the staff are awesome"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

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City Garden Suites Manila
City Garden Suites Manila
3 out of 5
1158 A. Mabini St. Ermita, Manila, Manila
The price is $33 per night from Mar 29 to Mar 30

Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rizal Park, U.S. Embassy, and Manila Bay. Manila Doctors Hospital and Robinson's Place are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (908 reviews)

"Very nice room and convenient to US Embassy and St. Lukes"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

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Red Planet Manila Bay
Red Planet Manila Bay
3 out of 5
Arquiza St. cor Alhambra St., Ermita, Manila
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $33 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rizal Park, U.S. Embassy, and Manila Bay. Robinson's Place and Manila Doctors Hospital are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (303 reviews)

"Quiet, clean, quality beds, good location very good price."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

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The Manila Hotel
The Manila Hotel
5 out of 5
One Rizal Park, Manila
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This family-friendly Manila hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park, and Manila Bay. U.S. Embassy ...

4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)
Beautiful heritage hotel

"Nice heritage 5star hotel in Manila. I love the Christmas decoration last 2019 & it’s been 19 years since i back the Christmas holidays in Philippines. I stayed other 5 star hotels in makati , but the Manila Hotel is the best nice Christmas decoration. And also i love the peanut butter & breads at ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2020

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Hotel H2O
Hotel H2O
4 out of 5
Luneta, (Behind the Quirino Grandstand), Manila
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This family-friendly Manila hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Manila Ocean Park and Manila Bay. Rizal Park and U.S. Embassy are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"What i love about this property is the location. It sort of like a destination with the ocean park within the hotel. The staffs were very attentive and always available to help. May i suggest providing two chairs to each of the rooms instead of only one. Shout out to Gee at the coffee shop."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

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Manila Prince Hotel
Manila Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1000 San Marcelino St, Ermita, Manila
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Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rizal Park, Paco Park, and Manila Doctors Hospital. U.S. Embassy and Manila Bay are also within 1 ...

3.7/5Good! (40 reviews)

"There are some mosquitoes and flies in the room. Also, waters Splashing does not function well in the toilet. Once some engineers came to my room and fixed it, but again later."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

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